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The most expensive TF ebay acution ever!

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Knightwing at 2007-07-10 8:38 pm
Check out this auction!  Over on ebay there is an acution for almost all of the 1984-87 transformers MISB.  There are even some from 88 & 89.  The proud owner of this collection is trying to pay off college debt and pay for her next round of schooling.  The whole story is rather sad but compelling.  Be warned not just anyone can afford this collection.  In fact, far less than 1% of the American population has this kind of disposable income and/or credit.  Click here to read her story and find out just how expensive this acution is.

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TriPredRavage said,  - 2007-07-10 21:00:27
...Holy Cow...
skywarp1985 said,  - 2007-07-10 21:09:29
( sheds tear )
Ty said,  - 2007-07-10 21:30:50
HOLY CHEESE! I wish I could buy stuff off the internet. If I could, I would have a lot of AMAZING things in my room. [including non transformers related]. I really want the 1984 Starscream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Byrer prime said,  - 2007-07-10 21:42:49
Anybody got $999,999 I can borrow?
megatron` said,  - 2007-07-11 00:01:18
that is amazing if i had a million i wuold buy them and then open them all up . just kiding .i would buy them and afa them . and buy insurance just incase something happen to them .escondido is a city that is about a 30 min drive for me i live in sandiego its just north from here. good luck lady..
Trax said,  - 2007-07-11 09:58:50
I would like to start off by saying that this is by far one of the best G1 collections I have ever seen,very nice and I would love to have it.That being said let me also say that I hope she does not get the million.Her's is a sad story indeed and my heart goes out to anyone who has to endure such loss.To start, the collection just simply is not worth a million dollars and as much as I LOVE transformers and always have only an absolute moron would pay that for toys.I (as a collector myself,who by the way is still trying to complete said collection)am convinced that if this collection somehow pulls off the million that the economics of transformers buying and collecting will get more out of hand than it is already.The scalpers and buyers/resellers will think HEY This mib transformer that I was already asking a thousand dollars for, idiots will pay five thousand for.I make a decent living and can afford to spend a little every week on the hobby that I love but if this price gouging continues I will no longer be able to afford them.For those scalpers out there,.i.e buy a $30 transformer on ebay and instantly put it back on auction for $50 and so on and so on maybe this million dollar auction is good news for you.To the fan that would NEVER EVER EVER sell his beloved collection EVER not even if it was worth a million it is dire news indeed.There are roughly 181 boxed transformers which many by the way have been opened some played with some stickers applied etc if you do the math $1,000,000 divided by roughly 181 transformers thats about $5,555 a toy I dont want to see transformers begin to become that expensive and hey if she can do it why not the scalpers obviously to them people will pay that so why not charge that or more,WHERE WILL IT STOP.And to all the fandom you can be assured the scalpers are watching this auction.Am I the only one who feels this way?
Sideswipe said,  - 2007-07-11 10:48:37
Let's write to Bill Gates, I'm sure he could spare a million for a good cause.
cyberwuss said,  - 2007-07-11 13:55:15
It's a sad story and I agree with Trax on the pricing.
trax's dad said,  - 2007-07-11 14:29:30
your allowance is $0 for the rest of the year
Optimus Broke@$$ said,  - 2007-07-11 14:31:35
LMFAO. I would got $12,000 at the most, but $100,000,000? Sad story indeed, but how can you even say a husband so near and dear died wile doing this then mention the younger "new" man you want to get with in the same story and expect to draw sympathy? Look at what careers they are going into. They will not need a million no time soon. She is trying to get over cause she came across a bunch of K.O's.
Ty said,  - 2007-07-11 15:04:27
Why does Knight Wing talk about Batman on a transformers site, its not a chat room.
Byrer prime said,  - 2007-07-11 15:30:53
That's OK Ty, Knightwing talks about TFs on the Batman sites. I think he's just bass-ackwards. About the auction, most of the boxes are opened and transformed a couple of times. Some of the carded figs are even stapled together. I wondered myself what unopened, misb G1 collection might bring. I used some e-bay sales to guestimate, lumping the cars at one price, the jets at one price. Even allowing for Swoop and Starscream to be higher, I only came at about 15 grand. She says she's been offered higher, but that's if you actually believe her.
Kinght wing said,  - 2007-07-11 15:54:16
Ty, I only talked Batman because someone asked. As for how much this collection is worth. If I were wealthy enough to pay $1,000,000 for Transformers, I wouldn't pay it for this. For $1,000,000 I would want a complete run MISB of EVERY general release figure up to through the Cybertron toys. Even then I'd be paying to much. I could honestly see someone maybe paying as much as $30-40,000, if they intended to keep them MIB as colletors peices. Anyone who wants to open and play with their toys is going to pass on this acution.
Agent X said,  - 2007-07-11 20:28:15
OMFG
it both great collection and a great rip off at the same time
LSL said,  - 2007-07-11 20:28:32
I think I'm about to cry too. :(
(Wishes he had a million dollars)
However, all I really want is the Tyco Train Set.

These belong in a museum.
dude with pops said,  - 2007-07-12 22:36:33
Dang that's sad story. I hope who ever purchases will be a true mega fan of transformers and will cherish it or a museum like LSL said.
skullcruncher prime said,  - 2007-07-15 03:47:39
Yea the train set would be good but,i heard the transformer[train},had a history of being bunk,as in not working?I personally would have to play with it,well at least once,then back in the box...
Shocked said,  - 2007-07-16 18:40:19
I have been following this ebay item since it was posted on unicron.com... I just looked at it again and it seems someone bought it for 1 million because ebay indicated the auction ended with buy it now.

Just shocked... shocked and awe...
Snake Liquid said,  - 2007-07-16 21:59:32
Wow. The story is sad, yes, but many people go through loss. That is a tremendous amount of money for that collection. You would honestly have to be a very rich person who is able to burn money to purchase that collection. I love Transformers, but that is not worth it at all. Even if I had millions, I would never pay 1 million dollars on toys...

She says there is 275 Transformers there. I did the math, and it comes to 3636.36 per toy. 3636 for a Bumblebee. Think about that. There is a toy store near my place that sells G1 TFs and I can go buy a MISB Bumblebee for like 50$ if I wanted to..
Caffineicon said,  - 2007-07-17 02:35:45
If you can go buy a G1 MISB Bumblebee at this present day where is this toystore? I bought a couple of the re-releases and i am still thirsty for more. I wouldn't pay the million for it but i would like some more to remember the good old days.
Snake Liquid said,  - 2007-07-17 12:00:22
It's in Canal Fulton, Ohio. There was an article in my newspaper that said it has had great business on TFs since the movie, so they are probably short. The last time I was there, they had Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Optimus Prime and more in package from G1.
Caffineicon said,  - 2007-07-18 00:45:48
Any ideas on a name of the store etc? I am in Australia and we got a couple of the re-releases etc but not as many as what went on sale in the US. I could find them on the internet and then get in contact with them. Maybe.
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